2014 Essay Contest Scorecard

50 Years of Engineering in Society

 

CONTENT (25 points)

Essay clearly expresses engineering's role in society and in technological development.  The author stays on topic and addresses one of the five needs areas outlined in the contest description.

RESEARCH & ANALYTICAL THINKING (25 points)

Essay expresses accurate knowledge of technological development over the last 50 years and suggests reasonable and useful advances that build upon current capabilities. Resources should be accurate and clearly cited. Please avoid the use of Wikipedia as a solitary resource.

CLARITY OF EXPRESSION (25 points)

Essay clearly and convincingly communicates the author's ideas. It is well-written and uses both proper grammar and correct spelling. It presents information in an engaging manner.

ORIGINALITY & CREATIVITY (25 points)

Essay is original and includes the author's own thoughts.  Technological improvements suggested are creative and address real societal needs.

TOTAL SCORE (100 points)